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UMKC Human Powered Vehicle Team


The UMKC Human Powered Vehicle Team recently traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ East Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. There were 34 schools in attendance. Continue reading

Human Powered Vehicle Team Places in Speed Events


Bragging rights can definitely be claimed by UMKC’s Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) team! Team members Audrey Barnard, Juan Bassi, Jose Ramirez and Spencer Solon returned home with 2nd place in the Women’s Speed Event and 4th place in the Men’s Speed Event out of 31 teams. UMKC’s Audrey Barnard pedaled UMKC to the 2nd place women’s win and Juan Bassi/Spencer Solon pedaled UMKC to the 4th place men’s win. The Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)-East competition was hosted by Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI April 26-28, 2013. Dr. Trent Guess, Franklin D. Dickson Endowed Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Research, is the faculty advisor for both the HPV competition team and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student chapter.

Pictured above, HPV team members from left to right: Spencer Solon, Trent Guess (Advisor), Jose Ramirez, Juan Bassi, Audrey Barnard

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UMKC HPV Team ranks 7th overall in Human Powered Vehicle Challenge East Coast Competition

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Congratulations to the UMKC Human Powered Vehicle Team.  The HPV team finished 7th overall for the East Coast Competition in the Speed Class.  The 2010 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) East Coast competition was hosted by Central Connecticut State University on May 7-9.  All races were held at the Stafford Motor Speedway (www.staffordmotorspeedway.com).  The competition included a Design Event, a Drag Race, and a 40 mile speed endurance race.  The Drag Race included a single-elimination qualifying race and a double-elimination tournament drag race.  Next year’s competition will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The faculty advisor is Dr. Trent Guess.
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